Marijuana Survey Project Gathering Input

EUGENE, Ore. — A new effort to help Oregonians prepare for the legalization of recreational marijuana is rooted in Eugene. Research company LOLO says it has created a website allowing residents to give their feedback on marijuana. It’s called the Oregon Marijuana Survey Project. Creators say they plan to gather questions and concerns raised by … Continue reading »

Hundreds Give Input at OLCC Meeting

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds came out Tuesday night for a marijuana listening session with the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) in Eugene. The OLCC is meeting statewide with communities to get input on implementation of recreational marijuana when Measure 91 goes into effect this summer. The community certainly had strong opinions about how that law … Continue reading »

Marijuana Public Policy Course at OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Recreational marijuana becomes legal in Oregon this year on July 1, but what are the policies surrounding the new law? Students in a sociology course at Oregon State University have the opportunity this term to submit their own research to legislators to help shape the state’s policies. “It’s not a class about … Continue reading »

OLCC Seeks Feedback on Marijuana Laws

SALEM, Ore. — The OLCC wants feedback from the public on how marijuana should be regulated. They’ve launched an online survey asking Oregonians to share their hopes and concerns. Officials say they want to implement the law in a way that protects children and the community. Possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal July 1, 2015 … Continue reading »

Marijuana Regulation in the Workplace

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Marijuana use may be legal come July 1, 2015 in Oregon, but it might not be acceptable in the workplace. That was one of several topics at the Cascade Employers Association Compliance seminar Thursday at PacificSource in Springfield. Speakers say Measure 91 did not contain any restrictions for pot policies in the … Continue reading »

Work Begins on Rules for Legal Pot

SALEM, Ore. — The work to bring regulated, legal, recreational marijuana to Oregon begins next week. Lawmakers will consider a request for a half-million dollars to start making rules for legal pot. The Oregon Liquor Control Commission says it needs the money for four initial positions: program manager, two policy analysts, and a public affairs … Continue reading »

UO Bans Recreational Marijuana on Campus

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon became one of the latest U.S. states to legalize recreational marijuana when voters passed Measure 91. And even though it becomes legal in July 2015, the University of Oregon recently told students to leave the green at home. “This is a public establishment. This is a public university,” said students Bram … Continue reading »

Marijuana Regulation in the Workplace

EUGENE, Ore. — Employers will still be able to drug test employees when recreational marijuana becomes legal in July 2015. The Cascade Employers Association is working to inform companies about their options when it comes to regulating employees’ marijuana use. The association says Measure 91 did not contain any restrictions for pot policies in the … Continue reading »

Marijuana Businesses Vying for Investors

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (CNN) — There’s lots of money to be made in the legal marijuana business, and nobody knows that more than the entrepreneurs trying to get financing. They got to pitch their ideas to investors in Las Vegas Tuesday. It was a “speed date” of sorts. They had just minutes to convince investors … Continue reading »

NYC Changes Pot Possession Policy

(CNN) — New York City is reportedly planning to change its policy on marijuana possession. According to a report in the New York Times, officials will have the option to write a ticket instead of making an arrest. Some cities have legalized recreational marijuana, but New York laws still ban possession of the drug.

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